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Vladimir Putin to Visit Sudanese Omar Al-Bashir

Vladimir Putin to Visit Sudanese Omar Al-Bashir

🕔12:44, 23.Mar 2018

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has accepted an invitation from his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al-Bashir to visit the North African country, Sudan’s state news agency reported.

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Not Our Fault. It’s Your Fault: UK, Russia Trade Blame Over Poisoning of Skripals

Not Our Fault. It’s Your Fault: UK, Russia Trade Blame Over Poisoning of Skripals

🕔11:24, 18.Mar 2018

Vladimir Chizhov, Moscow’s EU ambassador, said Russia has no chemical weapons stockpiles and was not behind the poisoning. “Russia had nothing to do with it,” Chizhov told BBC. Boris Johnson said it was “not the response of a country that really believed itself to be innocent.”

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Putin Orders 23 UK Diplomats To Leave Russia in Skripals Poisoning Response

Putin Orders 23 UK Diplomats To Leave Russia in Skripals Poisoning Response

🕔17:02, 17.Mar 2018

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Saturday denied that Russia or the Soviet Union had ever developed the nerve agent Novichok that Britain said was used to poison the Skripals.

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Trump To Trudeau: US Has Trade Deficit With Canada

Trump To Trudeau: US Has Trade Deficit With Canada

🕔19:44, 15.Mar 2018

President Donald Trump said Trudeau told him there was no trade deficit. Trump said he replied, “‘Wrong, Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know. … I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong.’”

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Theresa May Orders 23 Russian Diplomats to Leave UK in One Week

Theresa May Orders 23 Russian Diplomats to Leave UK in One Week

🕔13:58, 14.Mar 2018

PM Theresa May announced economic and diplomatic measures, including the suspension of high-level bilateral contacts with Russia. An invitation for Russian FM Sergey Lavrov to visit Britain is canceled, and May said British ministers and royals will not attend the soccer World Cup in Russia this summer. READ MORE.

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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte Ready to Quit ICC (International Criminal Court)

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte Ready to Quit ICC (International Criminal Court)

🕔12:02, 14.Mar 2018

“It is apparent that the ICC is being utilised as a political tool against the Philippines,” Duterte said in a statement, adding the ICC examination was “unduly and maliciously created”. READ MORE.

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Putin Vows to Ban UK Media If RT Loses License in UK

Putin Vows to Ban UK Media If RT Loses License in UK

🕔19:29, 13.Mar 2018

During her House of Commons appearance, Labour MP Chris Bryan asked Theresa May: “Can we just stop Russia Today [RT] broadcasting its propaganda in this country?” The PM responded by saying she would update the parliament on “further measures” later this week. READ MORE.

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Poisoning Accusations By Britain ‘Nonsense’ – Russia Says

Poisoning Accusations By Britain ‘Nonsense’ – Russia Says

🕔19:13, 13.Mar 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters in Moscow that his country’s requests to see samples of the nerve agent have been turned down. He insisted Russia is “not to blame” for the poisoning. “We have already made a statement to say this is nonsense,” he said. “We have nothing to do with this.” READ MORE.

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Putin Says He Doesn’t Care About Alleged Russian Interference in US Election

Putin Says He Doesn’t Care About Alleged Russian Interference in US Election

🕔01:00, 11.Mar 2018

“Maybe they are not even Russians, but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews, but with Russian citizenship, which should also be checked,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

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Spies, Foes of Vladimir Putin Now Lethal in UK

Spies, Foes of Vladimir Putin Now Lethal in UK

🕔19:17, 10.Mar 2018

Litvinenko died slowly, with the poison transforming him into a stick-thin figure wasting away on a hospital bed, and he blamed Putin shortly before he died. A decade later, a laborious public inquiry concluded he had been killed by Russia’s security service, “probably” with Putin’s approval. READ MORE.

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Putin Lavishes Praise on Trump, Then Says US Political System Eating Itself

Putin Lavishes Praise on Trump, Then Says US Political System Eating Itself

🕔18:42, 7.Mar 2018

Speaking about the Russia-West rift, Putin said it has been rooted in Western efforts to contain and weaken Russia. “We are a great power, and no one likes competition.” Read more.

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EU Prepares Retaliation Against Trump on US Trade

EU Prepares Retaliation Against Trump on US Trade

🕔18:27, 7.Mar 2018

European Union President Donald Tusk said “trade wars are bad and easy to lose”, directly rebuffing Trump’s claim last week they were “good and easy to win”. Read more.

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EU President Tusk to UK: EU Doesn’t Want a ‘Wall’ With Britain

EU President Tusk to UK: EU Doesn’t Want a ‘Wall’ With Britain

🕔18:16, 7.Mar 2018

“My proposal shows that we don’t want to build a wall between the EU and Britain. On the contrary, the UK will be our closest neighbour and we want to remain friends and partners,” Tusk told a press conference in Luxembourg. Read more.

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Trump Sends US Secretary of State Tillerson Forthwith to Mend Fences in Africa

Trump Sends US Secretary of State Tillerson Forthwith to Mend Fences in Africa

🕔11:39, 7.Mar 2018

“My firm belief is that there is ample opportunity on the continent for economic growth, for greater prosperity, and for responding to global challenges through mutually respectful partnerships,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Read more.

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